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The blog list….

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Not being here for a little while, I thought I would share with you somore of my favourite blogging places to visit on the web.

  • Ginny from Small Things is probably my favourite blog, she is a home-schooling Mum to 6, a fantastic photographer, a very clever knitter and somehow manages to write a beautiful blog on top of all that!………….
  • Mama UK has the most adorable photos – notes from a Waldorf inspired family life.
  • Frontier Dreams, such big content and again, beautiful photographs.
  • Bluebirdbaby – Stunning photographs and a beautiful home.
  • ecoMILF – great tips for eco-firendly parenting and living.
  • readingmytealeaves – potions and ramblings, always something new to read and ponder over.

I’ll be back soon! x

Feel free to comment below with a link to your own blog, or a favourite of yours x

(photo taken last April – I just love these flowers)

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Knitted hat complete and knitting for Aids orphans of South Africa

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I finished the hat made with the lovely wool from Six Skeins – it is the nicest wool I have ever worked with! I’m pleased with the hat, there is a slight mistake by the seam but overall it’s made me happy.

I have now knitted 2 x hats and one is too small for ‘T’ and this one is not really needed (she has 2 hats already – how many hats does a 2 year old really need?!). This week my husband was watching the BBC World News in the evening and my ears pricked up when I heard about the poor children in Afghanistan who were being supplied with hats by charity workers. Within seconds I was searching on Google and came accross many fab charities which provide for such terrible circumstances some of these children have to deal with. I’m not sure how or why I decided on this particular charity, probably because they accept hats, jumpers, knitted squares and all sorts of other knitted goods to go to their children, but Knit A Square provides knitted goods for the Aids orphans of South Africa:

I already had a little stash of crochet squares (given to me along with the wool from freecycle), the hats and a few other bits and now I’m knitting furiously to see how much of the left-over wool that I have will make of a blanket for one super grateful little person.

If you fancy joining in, or know a school, work-place or group that could get involved then please have a look here for more information.

Even if you have never knitted before, knitting a simple 20cm square is not that hard (I’ve only recently learned and there are so many tutorials on youtube to help you)

(taking part in this week’s Handmade Monday from 1st Unique Gifts x)

this moment……….

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo (I couldn’t decide which photo so added 3 this week)– no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. – soulemama

(feel free to add a link to your own ‘this moment’ in the comment section below)

FREE Toy tutorials and a January Sale!

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Happy New Year everybody!

I thought I should share some of the fantastic toy sewing  tutorials I have found online lately, just in case you have some time off! :

Woodland Fox PDF Pattern:

http://feltorama.blogspot.com/2011/01/gingermelon-etsy-favorite.html

Modular Star Tutorial:

http://kidgiddy.blogspot.com/2011/09/busy-monday-accuquilt-go-modular-star.html

Recovered doll stroller tutorial (amongst many others on this link!)

http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

Cot book/toy holder:

http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2010/01/crib-booktoy-holder-tutorial.html

Ribbon baby toy tutorial:

http://chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.com/2010/02/tutorial-and-pattern-rainbow-sunshine.html

Big rocket toy sewing pattern:

http://sew-whats-new.com/photo/big-rocket-toy-sewing-pattern-pdf

Tea for two:

http://mymommymakesit.blogspot.com/2010/02/tuesday-tutorial-tea-for-two.html

Felt Royal Crown:

http://www.gsheller.com/2006/02/blog-post.html

And as it’s January and I’m trying to clear down some stock in my Etsy store – I’m currently offering 25% off of all items excluding the felt sewn fruit, vegetables and food.